Stolen Pontoon Boat Leads to Rescue Search

Several local agencies spent a good portion of Sunday trying to determine if someone had fallen off a pontoon boat found adrift & abandoned in the Bay of Green Bay, northeast of the Beach Harbor Resort & off North Duluth Avenue near Sturgeon Bay. The search was eventually called off. The initial call came in around 8:30AM & the US Coast Guard decided to treat … Continue reading

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Intoxicated Bicyclist Injured in Sister Bay

It appears that the combination of a bicycle & alcohol led to an accident early Friday morning in Sister Bay. Shortly before 4AM, a patrolling officer found a man passed out & his bicycle closeby on the side of the Highway 42, in the vicinity of a North Bayshore Drive bar. He was bleeding from the head. The responding officer was able to rouse the … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Urges Caution When Burning

With the relative lack of rain in some parts of Door County, especially around Sturgeon Bay & to the south, there are still concerns about the possibility of grass, brush & forest fires. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache says he has confidence that his firefighters can handle the challenge of a large grass fire, but getting to the blaze can be a concern…[Audio clip: … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Road Work Coming at the End of August

As a major thoroughfare, Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay has seen its share of changes in recent years. While the city council has opted not to do a major makeover on the bust street, some work is planned for the near future, according to City Engineer Tony Depies…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Depies says that the Michigan Street project should be done toward … Continue reading

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Open House Saturday at Ephraim Fire Department

Door County is a much safer place because of the work of volunteer firefighters up & down the peninsula. An open house is set for Saturday at the Ephraim Fire Department. There will be tours of the facility, displays Of equipment, &, refreshments available. Watch fire crews in action during a live fire demonstration at 12:30PM. The Ephraim Fire Department is located at 10011 Norway … Continue reading

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West Fest Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay’s west side business district will be showcased Saturday during the annual West Fest. Amy Demeter of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center says the event offers crafts, games, food & fun from 11AM to 4PM…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] West Fest also features a petting zoo & a hot dog eating contest. Todd Trimberger says the Gold Rush Giveaway is another favorite … Continue reading

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Cadence Inc. Acquires Plainfield Precision in Sturgeon Bay

WDOR News has learned that Cadence, Incorporated, a leading contract manufacturer & maker of complex components & sub-assemblies for medical devices & life sciences has acquired Plainfield Precision Holdings, including Plainfield Precision of Sturgeon Bay. Headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, Cadence now employs more than 400 people worldwide with other factories in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts & the Dominican Republic. The Door County Economic Development Corporation … Continue reading

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SBPD Officer Directs Traffic After Light Malfunctions

At a time when it seems as though much of our lives are directed by some sort of electronic gear, it’s refreshing to know that the human element can pick up the slack when needed. Such was the case Tuesday afternoon when the lights on Highway 42/57 at Ashland Avenue failed. A Sturgeon Bay Police officer was called on to direct traffic the old fashioned … Continue reading

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Arrests Made in Connection With Shooting Death of Former Door County Resident

Two teenagers have been arrested in Racine in connection with the shooting death of a former Door County resident. In a case of mistaken identity, 28-year old Wil Lewis was shot & killed while standing at a bus stop in Chicago. Prosecutors said the gunman was aiming at a rival gang member & shot Lewis by mistake. 31 year old Eric Vaughn was recently charged … Continue reading

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Landing Gear Fails on Landing Plane at Ephraim/Gibraltar Airport

A pilot & his passenger escaped injury Sunday evening when the landing gear on his aircraft apparently failed during a landing at the Ephraim/Gibraltar airport at 9667 Maple Grove Road. The pilot, Stephan Covington of Longview, Texas said he & his passenger, Shaun Revils of Houston, were traveling to upper Michigan & decided to gas-up in Door County. Covington said he believed the landing gear … Continue reading

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